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Writer Gay Talese Disowns His Own Book After It Gets Fact-Checked

4 hours agoNews : Mediaite

Longtime reporter and writer Gay Talese has completely denounced his own book days ahead of its publication.

I Make a Good Happiness Choice, and a Bad Happiness Choice.

One of the advantages of being a writer is that I have a lot of control over my time. However, I often don’t take advantage of that. I feel uncomfortable if I’m not being “productive” when I feel like I should be working — and most of the time, I feel like I should be working. But the other morning, I made a good happiness choice. Show More Summary

3 Things I Stopped Doing That Got Me Writing Again

Every writer has a “go to” set of techniques, strategies, and schemes they use to motivate themselves to get their stories written; all the things they do every day to write their way to “THE END.” However, after 20 years of barely completing...Show More Summary

FIRST COMES LOVE Brings Emily Giffin Back With a Vengeance

Book Review - Jackie K Cooper FIRST COMES LOVE by Emily Giffin It has been two years since we last had a novel by Emily Giffin. That is much too long to be deprived of the amazing talents of this enchanting writer. Now at last the wait is over and Giffin's new novel FIRST COMES LOVE has been released. Show More Summary

Daily Inspiration #2427

11 hours agoArts / Graphic Design : Abduzeedo

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want to participate and share your graphic design inspiration, You can submit your imagesShow More Summary

New Red and Green Band Trailers for 'BAD MOMS' are HERE!

STX Entertainment have released both RED and GREEN band trailers for the hilarious and highly anticipated comedy BAD MOMS, from the writers of THE HANGOVER. The film stars Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Jay Hernandez, Clark Duke, Annie Mumolo, with Jada Pinkett Smith and Christina Applegate. Show More Summary

Sugar: 10 Reasons to Cut Back

Sugar has received attention lately as a major threat to human health. In a monumentally popular article in the New York Times, science writer and author of Good Carbs Bad Carbs, Gary Taubes asked the question, “Is Sugar Toxic?” He concluded that while the science on sugar isn’t conclusive, there are still very good reasons to […]

Clinton’s ‘infatuation with war’ and neoconservatism stirs misgivings on the left

Three writers on the left, David Bromwich, Eli Clifton and Donald Johnson, fault Hillary Clinton's essentially-neoconservative approach to foreign policy. She never vigorously opposed the Vietnam War and called that war, like the Iraq war she supported, a "mistake." Shouldn't there be more accountability?

Review: "The Purge: Election Year" Promises Shocks But Delivers Yawns

The thrills of the horror franchise have grown stale with this latest installment, suggesting it's time to vote out writer/director James DeMonaco.

A Titanfall 2 Xbox One controller is coming soon

It seems like an official Titanfall 2 controller is being made for the Xbox One. A writer over at Rectify Gaming originally spotted the listing, and it looks legitimate. The controller features a custom skin that makes it look like one of the titular titans. The controller’s d-pad is also marked with icons for specific […]

Why the academy's focus on international writers and directors matters

14 hours agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

At least a few of the writers and directors recently invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ remarkably wide-ranging class of 2016 seemed like solid bets beforehand. I doubt that many were surprised by the invitations for Lenny Abrahamson and Adam McKay, both recent Oscar...

Just How Bullshit Are AccuWeather's Long-Range Forecasts? (Very)

14 hours agoSports : Deadspin

When AccuWeather announced they would begin issuing 90-day forecasts in April, science writers, and the meteorologists they interviewed, were notably dubious. Sort of like how they were when AccuWeather debuted a 45-day forecast in 2013. Read more...

Why the academy's focus on international writers and directors matters

At least a few of the writers and directors recently invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ remarkably wide-ranging class of 2016 seemed like solid bets beforehand. I doubt that many were surprised by the invitations for Lenny Abrahamson and Adam McKay, both recent Oscar...

The definitive oral history of Die Hard

16 hours agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

Now available as a Kindle single (71 pages): Die Hard: An Oral History. In this definitive oral history of "Die Hard," writers, actors, producers, and studio executives reveal behind-the-scenes stories, from the curious origins of the...Show More Summary

L.A. theater openings, July 3-10: 'right left with heels' and more

16 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

This week: A “Dreamgirls” reunion, a trio of short stories adapted for the stage, and a controversial Holocaust-themed drama from Poland. EST/LA One Act Festival Three distinct programs of short works by over a dozen writers; schedules at www.estlosangeles.org. Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA, 3269...

10 Ways to Stop a Panic Attack

“Panic is a sudden desertion of us, and a going over to the enemy of our imagination,” said the 19th century writer Christian Nestell Bovee. As everyone who has ever experienced a panic attack knows, there is nothing imaginary about the way you feel. I’ve tried […]

Accepting Rejection

Rejection is a part of growth. Kim Liao argues why writers should aim for one hundred rejections a year. To prepare for your one hundred rejections, let literary magazine editors tell you their thoughts on rejection letters. The post Accepting Rejection appeared first on The Millions.

The Etymology of Execution

18 hours agoNews / Crime : Sword and Scale

According to Samuel Johnson, distinguished writer and creator of the first English dictionary: “When a man knows he is to be hanged in the morning, it concentrates the mind.” With

Found: Evidence of Shakespeare’s Bold Social Climbing

Coat of arms for "Shakespeare the player." (Photo: Folger Shakespeare Library/CC BY-SA 4.0) William Shakespeare might have been an extraordinary writer, but he came from a fairly ordinary family. His father was a glover; his mother’s family owned land. Show More Summary

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